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New QJMotor 650cc journey bike revealed in paperwork | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

QJMotor provides one other 650cc journey bike to its already expansive ADV catalogue.

Kind-approval paperwork reveal one more journey bike by Chinese language bikemaker QJMotor. This time round, it is a 650cc journey tourer powered by a V-twin engine that appears poised to tackle the Suzuki V-Strom 650.

The bike’s square-ish design and flat-sided entrance finish considerably resemble the Honda CRF190L, which was lately patented in India. Its mirrors and hand guards, nonetheless, are the identical as these seen on the Benelli TRK 502 – the latter even options TRK branding. With the diploma of collaboration seen between QJ and Benelli (each are owned by the Qianjiang Group), it’s attainable that this bike shall be rebranded and bought as a Benelli in different components of the world (QJMotor at present sells its bikes solely in China).

As per the paperwork, the QJ V-twin will displace 645cc, which is precisely the identical because the V-Strom, however is rated at 76hp – 5hp greater than the V-Strom. The bike will get 19 inch and 17 inch wheels on the entrance and rear, respectively, and could be had in both wire-spoke or alloy development. The bike has additionally been homologated with and with out baggage choices, so a complete of 4 variations shall be supplied. On the premise of the photographs, it’s seen that the bike will get an upside-down fork and monoshock set-up, and Brembo brakes.

With the emergence of this 650cc ADV, QJMotor has added to its ever rising journey bike catalogue. The corporate has its personal variations of the TRK 502 and TRK 800 in addition to one other upcoming 693cc ADV, which shall be bought elsewhere because the Benelli TRK 702. The rebadged TRK 800, the upcoming 693cc bike, and this 650cc ADV are all rated at roughly 75hp, making issues much more baffling.

Few producers can declare to be as lively as QJ in the mean time, as among the model’s different tasks embrace a 400cc sportbike, one other 550cc sportbike and an upcoming electrical bike. So formidable is its manufacturing capabilities, that it’s in partnership with MV Agusta, and can even manufacture Harley-Davidson’s upcoming 350 and 500cc fashions for the Asian market.


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